Michelle Deyna-Hayward was born in Shoreditch, London and presently lives in the East of England. She spends her time as a portrait painter, voiceover artist and presenter. Her passion is portraiture and the visual arts.
A love of celebrity culture led Michelle to create a series of portraits, of notable Great British Icons. These, along with private and corporate commissions, make up most of Michelle's work.
Growing up in London exposed Michelle to national & world events, interesting people and an exciting metropolis. Always pencil and paper in hand, she observed people in the cafes of the Kings Road and the clubs of Knightsbridge and Mayfair. Hoping always to capture the essence of her subjects, Michelle turned her back on oils and began experimenting and expressing herself in acrylics.
Michelle's engaging personality has led her to present both on radio & TV. Her voice and characterisations have opened opportunities as a voice over artist as well.
Michelle has just concluded a week long exhibition at The Carousel Art Gallery, Framlingham, Suffolk. Where she unveiled her latest celebrity British Icon Portrait, Ed Sheeran.
The exhibition received coverage in the local press and across social media platforms. Have a look at the new portrait here. Also see the press coverage and links on the Recent news and social media page.